MIDST noble monuments, alone at eve
I wandered, reading records of the dead,—
In spite of praise forgotten past recall;
And near, so sheltered one might scarce perceive,
I found a lowly headstone, and I read
The word upon it: HAWTHORNE—that was all.
"Greatness" by Florence Earle Coates. Published in The Atlantic Monthly (February 1898), Poems (1898) and Poems (1916) Volume I.
|Headstone of Nathaniel Hawthorne|